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Anti-corruption law needed in wake of ethical lapses by Liberals: Conservative Candidate

A Conservative vote will secure the future, create jobs, and get the economy back on track
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Les Jickling, Conservative Party candidate for North Vancouver.

A Conservative government under Erin O’Toole will enact a new anti-corruption law in the wake of multiple ethical scandals committed by the Liberal government.

It’s hard to believe such steps would be necessary, but we see the Trudeau government repeatedly contravening the Conflict of Interest Act – tightening these rules is clearly needed.

The Ethics Commissioner found that Mr. Trudeau contravened the Act when he vacationed on the private island of a billionaire lobbyist registered to lobby the Liberal government. That violation was known as Trudeau I.

Then, the Ethics Commissioner again found Trudeau contravened the Act when he used his position of authority to influence the Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the SNC-Lavalin affair. That was known as Trudeau II.

Trudeau’s Finance Minister was found to have contravened the Act when the WE Charity scandal came to light, and the Liberals were found to be giving preferential treatment to the organization while Liberal ministerial staff were pushing for federal funding for the group despite the ties to the Trudeau and Morneau family – including all-expense-paid trips, and payment for celebrity appearances. Those reports were variously known as Morneau II and Trudeau III.

In baseball, it’s three strikes, and you’re out, but for the Liberals, the strikes just keep coming:

- A string of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian military with solid evidence that the Defense Minister and the PMO knew about the allegations and did nothing.

- An attempt to collaborate on vaccine production between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the People’s Liberation Army of China and a deal made between Canada’s National Research Council and a Chinese vaccine company, CanSino Biologics that allegedly saw Canadian intellectual property on Ebola and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines transferred to China.

- Sloppy controls on Federal COVID relief that resulted in $9 million in payments going to people who were deceased and nearly half a billion dollars in CERB payments later found to be fraudulent or sent in error.

- A huge expansion of the civil service with skyrocketing consulting fees that have grown from $9.5 billion when Trudeau took office to an expected $16.4 billion in 2022.

- A government bailout to Air Canada to rehire workers that resulted in $10 million in bonuses paid to Air Canada top executives.

Enough is enough. We need to restore accountability.

This destructive path is making Canadians lose faith in the highest institutions in the country. Worse, the NDP, Greens, and Bloc Quebecois all have supported pushing through the Liberal agenda. They’re all the same, and Canadians can’t afford more of the same.

A Conservative vote will secure the future, secure accountability, create jobs, and get our economy back on track.

Learn more about the North Vancouver Conservative Association at www.northvancpc.ca.

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